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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics Around You: 6: Shapes
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Television Club: What to do with Jimmy
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Natur a Gwyddoniaeth
Series for Welsh Schools.
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film
(to 11.00)

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems
(Shown on Thursday)

11.35-11.55 A Year's Journey: Cheese from the Dales
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Cricket: England v. India: First Test Match

Second day's play at Headingley.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland
Television presentation: Philip Lewis
Television presentation: Nick Hunter

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn, Mary Middleton ac Arwel Ellis Owen.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.58)


Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn
Unknown: Mary Middleton

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

Shown on Wednesday

: Cricket and Lawn Tennis

Cricket: England v. India: First Test Match
A further visit to Headingley.
On BBC-2 from 4.30

Lawn Tennis: The Davis Cup: Great Britain v. Spain
from Devonshire Park, Eastbourne.
Semi-final of the European Zone A


Commentator (Lawn Tennis): Dan Maskell
Commentator (Lawn Tennis): Maurice Edelston
Television presentation (Lawn Tennis): Brian Johnson

: Jackanory: Mrs. Pepperpot is Taken for a Witch

by Alf Proysen.
With Eileen Colwell.
The pictures this week were by Hilary Hayton based on the characters created by Bjorn Berg.


Author: Alf Proysen
Storyteller: Eileen Colwell
Pictures: Hilary Hayton
Director: Brian Hawkins
Producer: Anna Home
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Now for Nixon

David Nixon entertains some young friends to forty-five minutes of tricks, puzzles, and magic and invites you to join him and meet his guests Roger Whittaker, Noberti
Basil Brush
and to play The Train Game
Music by The Bert Hayes Sextet
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Bullin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter/Magician/The Train Game devised by: David Nixon
Singer/Guitarist: Roger Whittaker
Magician: Noberti
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Settings: Stephan Paczai
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East featuring George Villiers,
followed by the Weather in the South-East.


Cook: George Villiers

: Cricket: First Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play at Headingley.

: Look: Panda!

The world's greatest animal star is introduced by Desmond Morris.
Chi-Chi's unsuccessful love-match with An-An was merely the most recent outbreak of 'panda-mania'. The pulling power of the panda has made it the most publicised animal idol on earth. Discovered less than a century ago, it is as much loved as it is little-known. What is the success-secret of the chubby, clumsy, black-and-white super teddy-bear?
From the South and West
See page 47


Presenter/Consultant: Desmond Morris
Compiled by: Keith Hopkins
Consultant: Ramona Morris
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: The Newcomers

Vera sees a dream come true; Arnold gets a shock from his landlord; Langley looks to the future.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Geoffrey Tetlow
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Vera Harker: June Bland
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Joe: John Berwyn
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance

: Comedy Playhouse: Heirs on a Shoestring

Written by Dave Freeman.
Starring Jimmy Edwards
with Clive Dunn, Sam Kydd
and Frances Bennett
(Jimmy Edwards is appearing in "Big Bad Mouse" at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London)

See page 48


Writer: Dave Freeman
Signature music: Ron Grainer
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: John Street
Winifred: Frances Bennett
James: Jimmy Edwards
Mrs. Jibbet: Eileen Way
Uncle Charles: Clive Dunn
Alfred: Sam Kydd
Father Melody: Hugo Burns

: Iron Horse: The Man from New Chicago

Stories of a railroad moving West and the pioneers who build it.
A film series starring Dale Robertson as Ben Calhoun
with Gary Collins as Dave Tarrant and Bob Random as Barnabas Rogers

The railroad leads to an outlaw hide-out-and a beautiful, ruthless woman.


Ben Calhoun: Dale Robertson
Dave Tarrant: Gary Collins
Barnabas Rogers: Bob Random

: Escape from Sanity

A documentary on Schizophrenia by Hugh Burnett.
Schizophrenia is people struggling to come to terms with the human situation. BBC cameras spent five weeks at Shenley Hospital filming the predicament of men and women in full retreat from society - a condition which is called madness.

"I hate everyone, they've all been so unkind to me. They've humiliated me, and I was so beautiful once. I had lovely long auburn hair and I had beautiful eyes.
I love Roger and I love Anthony and I love John, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost Before it was Dr Bardon, Dr. Levin - and which other doctor? I can't remember."
See page 47


Director: Hugh Burnett

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: David Lomax
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Film Preview

The world of the cinema observed by Philip Jenkinson.

This week's Main Titles:
Barefoot in the Park
(by courtesy of Paramount)
You Only Live Twice
(by courtesy of United-Artists)
The Magnificent Two
(by courtesy of Rank)
The Big Clock
featuring: Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Sean Connery, Morecambe and Wise, Charles Laughton, Ray Milland


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Choice

with Magnus Magnusson
Which is the Best Buy?
The last of a series of monthly programmes with value-for-money reports on the goods you may want to buy, tested and compared by Which?
With the co-operation of the Consumers' Association

Close Down

10.52-11.17 Contact
The contemporary scene in the South and West of England.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Mary Covington
Director: David Gerrard
Series edited by: Edward Mirzoeff

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